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Place to stay London and Rome

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1. Posted by javawhz (Budding Member 9 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Which is a good area to stay in London and Rome? I am looking for a neighborhood that is central as far as tourist attractions.


2. Posted by nutsnbolts (Respected Member 155 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'll attempt this question. I can although only point out stays in Rome.

First and foremost, check out the travellerspoint booking system. It's very helpful on seeing what price ranges, locations, types of accomodations are available.

Once you know what is available, the next thing is location, location, location.

In a generalistic view, the hustle and bustle is near the termini station (east side of rome). The quiter (greener) part is the west side. Price tends to increase as you get closer to attractions and center of rome. This is general view not necessarily absolute.

Two, expect to pay on average 100+ euros. Depending on your travel methods, you can be accomdated lavishly or a bed and a shave. Hehehe...

Best location to stay in Rome, in my opinion. I would assume to stay somewhere in the center of rome. You have attractions in almost all four points (N, E, S, W). Technically, you are surrounded by attractions everywhere in Rome. The termini station (the east side) is usually has lesser cost for accomodations with the ability to have mass transportation at your whim to get to these "other" attractions.

This is what I have learned regarding Rome. Correct me if I'm wrong.

3. Posted by aliclareda (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I stayed in Rome for a few nights last May in “Hotel and Hostel Des Artistes” and can definitely recommend it! It has an excellent location (only a few minutes walk from the main station), the dorms are spacious and clean and there’s a good communal lounge with lots of computers with free internet access. But the thing that sets the hostel apart is its amazing roof garden which is perfect for soaking up the sun and having a few beers in after a hard day’s sightseeing! Cant recommend it enough.

4. Posted by TrvlJunkie (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I stayed in a convent when I went to Rome so I am not that much help there but I recommend the Premier Travel Inn in County Hall. County Hall is the building right next to the London Eye. The Aquarium and a modern art gallery also share space in the building. They have very nice rooms and a full English breakfast in the morning that is awesome! There is a little drug store type shop and an internet cafe in the bank of shops that are directly across from the entrance to the hotel. It has a great location because it is close to the Westminster and Waterloo tube stations. There is alos a Big Bus Company stop and stand close by. My family and I have stayed there once and we are staying there again when we go back to Europe in about a week. Please feel free to email me if you have any more questions. Hope this helps!

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I stayed in the IYH hostel in Earl's Court, London. There are nicer, newer and cheaper hostels out there, but I've always liked the area. It has this real London feel and is very popular with students. It is also close enough to the city center to be in Zone 1, thus recuding ticket costs, but far enough to have a decent, not so expensive supermarket around the corner.

Near Picadilly's are some cheap hotels and it doesn't get much closer to the city center!

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

For Rome, try Cross-Pollinate. They have centrally-located places starting at about 55 Euro a night for singles, or 30 Euro per person per night for doubles. They have a location map for each property so you can figure out what's located where. I've booked a place in Rome and Venice on the site, but I'm only leaving in May, so no feedback yet!

For London, we booked a dorm room in the summer (in South Kensington, although I can't remember the University for the life of me). It was a little more expensive that a hostel (180 pounds for 2 people for 3 nights, I think), but it came with a HUGE buffet breakfast and it was well located.

7. Posted by RiverRuner (Budding Member 38 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

When i stayed in Rome, i stayed at "Yellow Hostel" (you can find out more info and pics and stuff at It was really great, within walking distance of the train and bus stations, as well as all the major attractions. The workers in the hostel were very helpful, had free maps, lots of free internet terminals, included breakfast, was clean with clean, communal bathrooms. All for around 20 euros a night. Really worth it.